As soon as it came into being on the American continent, the new Energy
Corse America structure triumphed in Las Vegas at the 13th
Supernationals. Nicolaj Moller-Madsen led his Energy-TM tovictory in KF2, and so did Antonio Dettori in G1-Shifter, JP. Cadoux
climbed on the third step of the podium in TaG Master, while Tony
Lavanant showed excellent abilities in Super Pro.
On 20, 21 and 22 November, the Energy chassis were ready for their appointment with the City of gambling. For the Italian brand's drivers, no need to spin the roulette in Las Vegas casinos. In the parking lot of imposing Rio Hotel, Energy Corse America – the team born out of the determination to succeed of famous Italian company Energy – had not to wait long to see results coming in.
"Our equipment and our methods have worked perfectly in Europe, so now we are going to use the same recipe to offer the drivers of this new structure the best possible chances of success", stressed Alberto Tonti, one of the managers of Energy Corse-Fly Kart, which has triumphed in many international races over the last few years.
German Champion in 2009, Nicolaj Moller-Madsen drove his highly-competitive Energy-TM kart to victory in KF2. "There were excellent drivers such as Maisano, Tiene or Kanamaru. In the heats, the situation was still fluid, then I managed to make a difference in the final race", the winner rejoiced. His team mate Joel Johansson – a candidate to the podium – ended 5th, while Jake Lloyd was 9th.
The very prestigious G1 category, with 125cc gearbox engines, was also conquered by an Energy-TM kart, thanks to Antonio Dettori's success. Though Luca Casperi had to stop in the TaG Junior final, after finishing all his heats in the top 6, in TaG Master JP. Cadoux climbed on the thirst step of the podium after an impressive progression in the final race.
In Super Pro, the highlight of the show was Tony Lavanant, who duelled against the best drivers in the European KZ1 categories throughout the weekend. He crossed the finishing line with an excellent sixth place, just ahead of a certain Michaël Schumacher. His team mate Marcel Jeleniowski was 14th, three places ahead of Michele D. Martino.
Michele Panigada’s viewpoint, team manager of Energy
"We have a very effective chassis in every category, we have top-level technical partners and we have the necessary know-how to win in competitions. We proved it in Europe and now we want to offer our equipment, our professionalism and our competences to karters who race in North America. Today, Energy Corse America is a reality and we are very pleased to celebrate this launch with a double victory, thanks to Nicolaj Moller-Madsen in KF2 and Antonio Dettori in G1-Shifter".